Welcome to the Hinsdale-Oak Brook Area (IL) Branch!

Fall Kickoff Program
September 14, 2016
Lake Hinsdale Village Clubhouse,
One Clubhouse Circle, Willowbrook, IL

Returning members, new members, and guests are invited to join us at the fall kickoff meeting. Socializing will begin at 6:45, and at 7:15 we will introduce the evening’s speaker, Dr. Sandra Dunbar.

“The Economics of Caregiving: Many Layers of Inequality”

Dr Sullivan-Dunbar
Dr. Sullivan-Dunbar’s work focuses on dependent caregiving –care for children, persons with disabilities, the frail and elderly–as an important part of life that is too often undervalued. For a variety of reasons, including an aging population and the move of more women into the paid workforce, scholars now speak of a “care deficit”: the need for care is greater than the availability of caregivers, and these caregivers are often unpaid or underpaid. As a result, caregivers are economically harmed, and they often find it hard to fully participate in political or social life. The inequality that can arise from the important work of caring for others disproportionately affects women, who still provide the bulk of care.

Dr. Sullivan-Dunbar is pleased to be able to “meet the people who offered the financial support that funded my fellowship, because the AAUW fellowship was key in my ability to finish my book and to obtain tenure.” Sandra Sullivan-Dunbar is Associate Professor of Theology at Loyola University Chicago. She holds a BA from Brown University, a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of California at Berkeley, a Master of Divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, and an MA in Ethics and Social Theory from the Graduate Theological Union. She completed her doctorate in Religious Ethics from the University of Chicago. She specializes in ethics.

Please RSVP to Carolyn Barenberg at H.OB.aauw.reservations@gmail.com

American Association of University Women

Mission: Advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research.